The pages of the new sylva are brought to life with truly breathtaking artwork from artist and co author sarah simblet who captures the delicacy strength and beauty of the trees through the seasons in 200 exquisite drawings with an interplay of black and red type on creamy paper the new sylva recalls all the charm of traditional bookmaking. The new sylva is a real treasury of woodland wisdom and i know i shall be dipping into it regularly both for pleasure and for reference this is a book to cherish for generations but i hope it will also be used as an educational resource re connecting our children with the lore and science of trees. The new sylva a discourse of forest and orchard trees for the twenty first century gabriel hemery and sarah simblet bloomsbury 2014 390 pages isbn 978 1 4088 3544 9 i n 1664 the royal society in london pub lished sylva or a discourse of forest trees and the propagation of timber in his majesties dominions the author. The new sylva hardcover a discourse of forest and orchard trees for the twenty first century by gabriel hemery sarah simblet bloomsbury publishing 9781408835449 400pp publication date october 21 2014. The new sylva a discourse of forest and orchard trees for the twenty first century by gabriel hemery sarah simblet in 1664 the british horticulturist and diarist john evelyn 1620 1706 published sylva or a discourse of forest trees and the propagation of timber in his magesties dominionsthis comprehensive study of the nations trees was the first book ever published by the royal
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